Al Qaeda is dead. The organization of men whose deadly choreography of planes in the sky murdered 3,000 people on September 11 has been smashed into oblivion. Its leaders have been killed, imprisoned, or hunted into the barren mountains straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Nearly 3,400 of their followers and fighters are either buried, or praying within concrete prisons, and the lands of their training camps have been taken back by provincial warlords. Al Qaeda's funds have been choked and its communication lines tapped